Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Zoia Sproesser is a native Russian. She was born in Riga (Latvia) during Soviet Union, but her parents are originally from central Russia. She got a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Literature from Latvia State University in 1989, and a Master’s Degree in Education (Counseling Option) from California State University in San Bernardino in 2002. After her Master's Degree Zoia studied Spanish for 8 years in colleges, CalState Fullerton and online expanding her professional horizons. Zoia is an author of an autobiographical-immigrant book, the chapters of which were being published for a few years in the magazine “Nataly” in St.Petersburg (Russia), a newspaper in Riga (Latvia), and in Russian newspapers in California (West Hollywood) and Colorado, USA. Zoia's stories are being published in the online Russianwomen.com magazine, and on other sites. On Amazon.com, in 2010, Zoia republished her first book "The Girl from California", and she has published nine more books since then, most of them being dual-language Russian-English classics. For a number of years Zoia was doing evaluation and translation of Russian/Soviet educational transcripts and diplomas, providing professional language services to American Educational Research Corporation (AERC) and other business and legal organizations in the USA. Having a warm and dynamic personality, being an optimist who walks through life with a smile, a highly experienced and devoted language teacher, for many years Zoia has been appreciated by her students of Russian and English languages in Riga (Latvia), and in California, USA. Everybody who is interested in learning Russian language or/and about the richness of the Russian culture can find and contact Zoia through Community Education Department at Mount San Antonio College (Walnut, CA) or personally at email@example.com. Zoia had been working for California system of education for 14 years teaching immigrants ESL (English as a Second Language) for Community Colleges and Adult Education.